Post-Baudrillardian Surrealism

I've been photographing quasi-historic miniatures for a number of years, even when I still relied upon a 35-mm (non-digital) camera, as the following historically inaccurate, but fun-as-bleep! image (2005) of medieval Slavs versus Germans demonstrates. And, most recently, I shot my 1:72 model of T34, the best known Soviet World War II tank, in a winter setting:


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Deciding it was about time to repeat the experiment in a different season, my little tank and I ventured out for another photo session. Then my keys fell out of my pocket--my keys with a few cellphone-straps-turned-key chains. 

This was the result: 


Post-Baudrillardian Surrealist Critique of Consumerism? (Can't you tell I went to grad school?)

WWII: Alternate Histories?

A Child's Play?

Oh, and this might be a good time to mention that I've been spending excessive amounts of time on the computer lately! ;)


I've shot multiple versions of vanitas over the years, including a particularly nostalgic Soviet one with a token porcelain ballerina statuette. This is a minimalist mirror-and-skull version, in which the skull was something I sculpted and glazed myself years back.

(Why yes, I do try to organize my books and music alphabetically, too. How could you tell?) 

And Lobsters Did Whistle

Recently, I've completed a massive photo-illustration project, which made me realize how much I enjoy conceptual subject matter. (And you thought it was all about the monkeys!) Some of the visual puns--or surprising literal solutions--would be incomprehensible to English-speakers, since the project targeted a Russian audience. Do you really want to know why we, Russians, think that lobsters whistle on mountains? (That was rhetorical! )

A small selection of editorial imagery that does surpass the language barrier is as follows: 

The Pareto Principle: 

Memory Conformity upon Exhaling:

Addictions w/o which We Cannot Live:

Double Standards: 

Politically Correct Transparency of Others' Wallets:

Mighty Powerlessness of Mobile Connections: